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B.C. Benefit Corporation Update
We previously reported on how British Columbia may become the first jurisdiction in Canada to permit benefit corporations. A private member's bill (Bill M 216) on benefit corporations was introduced in the 2018 Legislative Session
Canada
31 May 2019
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CBCA Corporations And The Beneficial Ownership Register
In 2017, Canadian federal, provincial and territorial finance ministers signed an Agreement to Strengthen Beneficial Ownership Transparency (the "Agreement").
Canada
14 Mar 2019
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A New Era Of Private Corporation Tax Rules – Part V
It has been just over a year since the federal Department of Finance ("Finance") released revised draft amendments to the tax on split income ("TOSI") rules in section 120.4 of the Income Tax Act
Canada
2 Jan 2019
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B.C. Considers Benefit Corporations
British Columbia may become the first province in Canada to pass legislation that provides for the creation of "benefit corporations."
Canada
27 Jun 2018
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Shareholder Oppression Requires More Than Poor Record-Keeping
The Ontario Business Corporations Act contains provisions creating what is referred to as an "oppression remedy." Generally speaking, this remedy allows shareholders, officers, and directors ...
Canada
16 Nov 2017
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Getting Rid Of Troublesome Members: Read Your Bylaws Carefully!
In many organizations with large membership bases, there are often one or two troublesome members who always seem to be the source of conflict for everyone else.
Canada
19 Apr 2017
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Law Reform Recommendations Of Ontario's Business Law Advisory Council To The Minister Of Government And Consumer Services
The Business Law Advisory Council was established by the Government of Ontario in 2016 to review Ontario's corporate and commercial legislation and to provide advice to the Government...
Canada
28 Nov 2016
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An In-depth Look At Nova Scotia's New Community Interest Companies
Earlier this month, Nova Scotia announced the coming into force of the long awaited Community Interest Companies Act ("CICA").
Canada
13 Jul 2016
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Why Do We Need Members? We Have A Board...
Organizations with few governance participants, either because they are small or because they are controlled by a small group, sometimes wonder if they may operate with only a board.
Canada
26 Jun 2016
10
Canadian Securities Regulators Revamp Early Warning Regime
On February 25, 2016, concurrent with the publication of major changes to the take-over bid regime, the Canadian Securities Administrators announced significant amendments to the early warning reporting rules.
Canada
10 Apr 2016
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Distributing An Interest In A Life Insurance Policy On A Corporate Wind-Up
In a recent Interpretation (CRA Views No. 2015-0573841C6) (the "Interpretation"), the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA") discussed its position on a distribution of an interest in a life insurance policy...
Canada
23 Nov 2015
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Miller Thomson's Client Triumphs In Quebec Court Of Appeal
In 2010, Dollo was the CEO of PT's biggest subsidiary, Premier Tech Horticulture. Since 2001, he had been a participant in the PT stock option plan (the "Plan")...
Canada
10 Aug 2015
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The Five People You (May) Meet In AGM Hell
Annual General Meetings should be an opportunity for the board and owners to attend to mandatory business required by the Condominium Act...
Canada
4 Feb 2015
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Surplus Stripping Limits Clarified
The decision of Tax Court Judge Hogan J. provides a useful analysis of the limits to be applied to "surplus stripping" and contains much that is positive for taxpayers.
Canada
13 Nov 2014
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TSX Mandates Majority Voting
TSX listed issuers will be required to adopt majority voting policies and directors of such issuers will need to be elected by a majority of shareholder votes.
Canada
28 May 2014
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